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cede

[seed] /sid/
verb (used with object), ceded, ceding.
1.
to yield or formally surrender to another:
to cede territory.
Origin of cede
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin cēdere to go, yield
Related forms
ceder, noun
unceded, adjective
Can be confused
cede, concede, secede, seed.
Synonyms
relinquish, abandon; grant, transfer, convey.
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  • One by one the States were redeeming their promises and ceding their western lands.

    Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
  • To decide questions of exchanging or ceding a portion of the territory of Bulgaria.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • France now denies our ceding Independence to America to be anything given to them, and declines to allow anything for it.

    Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
  • But with the Americans were associated the making of treaties and the ceding of land.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • It was quite clear that the opposition to the ceding of Transylvania originated in Hungary.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
British Dictionary definitions for ceding

cede

/siːd/
verb
1.
when intr, often foll by to. to transfer, make over, or surrender (something, esp territory or legal rights): the lands were ceded by treaty
2.
(transitive) to allow or concede (a point in an argument, etc)
Derived Forms
ceder, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cēdere to yield, give way
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Word Origin and History for ceding

cede

v.

1630s, from French céder or directly from Latin cedere "to yield, give place; to give up some right or property," originally "to go from, proceed, leave," from Proto-Italic *kesd-o- "to go away, avoid," from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield" (cf. Sanskrit sedhati "to drive; chase away;" Avestan apa-had- "turn aside, step aside;" Greek hodos "way," hodites "wanderer, wayfarer;" Old Church Slavonic chodu "a walking, going," choditi "to go"). Related: Ceded; ceding. The sense evolution in Latin is via the notion of "to go away, withdraw, give ground."

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